It’s the dog days, fellow Spartan fans. There’s no college sports on for the next five months (unless you live down south and are huge into College Baseball). There will most likely be fewer posts here for the next few months, but whenever there’s something to post about, we’ll get right on it.
In the world of blogs, The Little Brother Blog has moved, and now is on the Bloguin network (congratulations!), and Shaw Lane Spartans posted a hilarious .gif of the currently suspended Derrick Nix. In the baseball world, it’s around that time to get the regular season started (Go Tigers!). Don’t forget I’m still writing on Boom Roast on other things, recently a Final Four Preview. Ok, enough. Here’s the actual post.
After the craziness died down of the shocking move by Edwin Baker to go to the NFL, we were left with something to ponder. That was the running back situation for this year.
Last year, offensive coordinator Dan Roushar loved giving the ball to Edwin Baker even though Baker was having a down season, and it didn’t pay off. Towards the end of the year, however, Roushar gave the ball to Bell more. Roushar had to come to terms with the fact Baker wasn’t playing as well as he was in 2010.
Baker, realizing that Le’Veon Bell was going to be the premier back for the rest of his MSU career, bolted to the NFL Draft. After the combine passed, it kind of sunk in: Le’Veon Bell could have a heck of a season this coming year.
Taking a look at his stats, even though Le’Veon Bell split carries with Edwin Baker the whole season, he rushed for 987 yards. Imagine, when Bell gets Baker’s carries. 1,800 yards doesn’t sound so bad. Let us not forget Bell is extremely athletic.
Another thing worth adding is the status of Larry Caper. In the 2009-2010 season, Larry Caper led the team in rushing as a freshman. In 2010-2011 and last year, Caper became primarily a 3rd down back, not logging as many carries. Last year, Caper had 30 carries for 121 yards, not too impressive. This year, Caper said he’d really like his Senior campaign to be memorable, and all Spartan fans are excited to see him play to the extent of his potential.
After all, we all remember his touchdown run in overtime to beat Michigan in 2009.
Any Spartan fan in their right mind would like to see Caper do well again, but with Le’Veon Bell in the mix there’s another thing to be really excited about.